All Children, All Abilities, All Possibilities

Pippa McMaugh

Koorana Occupational Therapist and Key Worker

‘Growing up, my family were involved with many disability services to assist my older brother. Seeing how those services made such a remarkable difference in my brother’s life, has played a strong role in my choice to follow a career in Occupational Therapy. I look back and think how great it was that my parents had someone to support them, particularly through those early years of my brother’s life.

I chose to study an Undergraduate Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences, and then went on to study a Masters of Occupational Therapy. I have been fortunate enough to participate in a large amount of disability support work and have found it extremely rewarding.

Today I see my older brother as an independent person, very involved in the world around him. He rides his bike 15 kilometres to work every day, helps my parents with chores around the home and attends social and sport activities almost every night of the week! And this is because disability services have supported him and my family from a very young age.

As an Occupational Therapist and Key Worker, I want all children, of all abilities, to actively participate all aspects of their daily lives. Whether it’s at home, school, playgroups or sport – all children are entitled to take part in the everyday experiences that come with living a full life.’’

Pippa McMaugh

Koorana Key Worker & Occupational Therapist